Join us for worship! Sundays at 9:30am (modern) & 11am (traditional)
or watch us live at willchapumc.org/onlineworship
Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church is located at the corner of Brawley School Rd. and Williamson Rd. in beautiful Mooresville, North Carolina.
Williamson's Chapel UMC
575 Brawley School Rd, Mooresville NC 28117
church office: 704-664-3680 | weekday preschool: 704-660-8268
Church Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Expect to be busy. Expect to be loved. Expect to be challenged. Expect to be changed. Expect to worship. Expect to grow. Expect to serve. And expect to do it all with lots of wonderful people.
Expect all Ages. There are ministries for all ages. Depending on your family's needs, check out the various pages dedicated to the different age-level offerings. We also welcome children in any of our worship services. Our worship services are for all ages!
Expect Head and Heart. From its very beginning, Methodist Theology required an emotional AND an intellectual investment. When you come to Williamson's Chapel expect to think and feel.
Finally, expect to return. That's what we are expecting! (and hoping!)
Join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30am (modern) & 11am (traditional)
or watch us live at willchapumc.org/onlineworship
The United Methodist Church is an 11-million-strong global church that opens hearts, opens doors and opens minds through active engagement with our world. United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. According to our foundational statement of beliefs in The Book of Discipline, we share the following basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities:
- Our Christian Roots
- Sacraments - We recognize two sacraments in the United Methodist Church: Baptism and Holy Communion. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month at all of our services. We serve Communion in the style known as "intinction" where a piece of bread is handed to the recipient, then the bread is then dipped into a chalice of juice and consumed. Communion elements are available for those who have dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and egg-free.
In early 1912 sixty people, from rural southwestern Iredell County, met at the Red Hill School to establish a brand new Methodist Church. Soon afterwards, on land located out on Brawley School Road and donated by Tom Williamson, a white frame church was built and became known as Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church. The pastor of that first church was Rev. Ebenezer Myers, and the adjacent cemetery still stands on that site today. Worship was held in that original small frame church until 1938 when it was replaced by a brick structure. Rev. J.O. Cox directed the building program and ministered to Williamson's Chapel, along with Rocky Mount, and McKendree churches. The stain glass from the door of that church is now located above the entrance to the current sanctuary. With the building of Lake Norman in the 1950's, it became apparent that a move for the church would be necessary. Duke Power bought the church property and provided land for a new church at the present site - the corner of Williamson and Brawley School Roads. In October 1961, construction of the third church began. The first worship service in that church took place in August 1962 under the leadership of Rev. L.E. Paschal. Expansion was needed and construction of the New Fellowship Hall began in 1998 under the direction of Dr. W. Lyn Sorrells. At that time, a master plan was also completed proposing a large sanctuary, educational space and a family life center. That building program began in 2003 and the first worship service in the new 1,200 seat sanctuary and educational space took place on October 30, 2005 with Dr. Terry L. Moore at the helm. As the population of the Lake Norman area exploded, WCUMC continued to grow. With three services on Sunday morning and a fourth on Monday nights, Williamson's Chapel became known as a "church without walls"- a church with a heart for missions within the community, the state, nation, and eventually the world. In February 2009, Rev. Rob Fuquay was appointed as Senior Pastor. Under his direction, and with the blessing of Bishop Goodpastor, Williamson's Chapel launched a second campus, called Williamson's West. Associate pastor Andrea Smith was tapped to lead this new campus with the hope of attracting the un-churched in the area, and in September 2010, with 40 faithful WC members, Williamson's West launched at Lake Norman High School. When, in early 2011, Rev. Fuquay followed a call to an out-of-state church, Rev. Jan Brittain was appointed as the Senior Pastor and joined the staff in October 2012. In January 2013, Williamson's West officially launched as West UMC.
The mission of Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church is "To Change Lives and Change the World Through Jesus Christ". Our vision for how we do this is to be a community where people worship, grow and serve. Each week, we gather to participate in these ministry areas and we invite you to do the same.
Have more questions about who we are and our mission? We invite you to read through our website, visit us on a Sunday morning or for a church event. We believe that you will find many ways to be a part of this very important mission. If you don't find what you are looking for, please contact our church office at 704-664-3680. Our staff will be happy to answer your questions and help you get connected, giving you the opportunity to change lives and change the world through Jesus Christ.